Children and Electronic Media

Sandra L. Calvert, Ellen Ann Wartella

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In the past half century, contextual models of child development have risen to prominence, and contexts beyond the home environment have been increasingly recognized as important to children’s development. During this same period, a number of social trends have significantly impacted the daily lives of children, including major shifts in gender roles and expectations; the emergence of an early care and education system; the proliferation of media technology; increased racial and ethnic diversity, driven by new immigration flows; and, notable changes in social policy regarding low-income families. The chapters in this volume take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the influence of seven distinct contextual domains on children’s development. Two chapters are devoted to each domain, with one reflecting a basic research perspective and the other reflecting an applied research perspective.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocietal Contexts of Child Development
Subtitle of host publicationPathways of Influence and Implications for Practice and Policy
EditorsElizabeth T Gershoff, Rashmita S Mistry, Danielle A Crosby
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780199943913
StatePublished - 2013


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